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Chapter III

In the previous chapter, a literature review and studies was done to explain the
factors that affect the difference between the RCC slab and the Composite slab. This
chapter aims to determine the process and ways to collect and analyze the data. The
researchers present the methods and procedures that were used in gathering sufficient
data for the present study. This chapter describes the research design, corpora of the
study, gathering data procedure, and the research tool.
Research Design
Descriptive and Causal-comparative research are used in this study. According to
Catane (2000), Descriptive research endeavours to describe systematically, factually,
accurately and objectively a situation, problem or phenomenon. Causal-Comparative
research delves on analysing on the possible effect of a factor which cannot be
manipulated and controlled.
Research Locale
The study was conducted in SKS Interiors Incorporated, Maria Guerrero Street,
Poblacion District, Davao City, Philippines.
Research Subject
Three-story commercial buildings that use Composite slab design were chosen as
the research subject.

2. The following were the procedures followed by the researcher in conducting the Research Procedures .Fig. Flow chart of the research procedures Drawing conclusions from the Findings Interpreting and analysing the data Gathering the data Conducting the study Choosing the subject for this study Asking permission to conduct the study study.

4. . 2. Gathering the data The letter of request to gather data was submitted to the main office of Ugnayan Builders Davao Corporation. however. Choosing the subject for this study The SKS Interiors Incorporated was chosen to be the subject of this research since it was recently constructed using Composite Slab. Asking permission to conduct the study The researchers secured permission from the company Ugnayan Builders Davao Corporation to acquire the plan and the estimated cost of the three storey commercial building used for this research. the researcher performed the following procedures: 1. Composite Slab was used in the actual construction in the building. 3.In determining the difference costs of each material between the different types of slab. Conducting the Study The blueprint to the design and the estimated cost of the said three-story commercial building was provided by the SKS Interior Incorporated to be used as a reference for the research. The proposed design was Reinforced Cement Concrete Slab.

pesos/sq.m . Second and fourth column indicates the unit cost or of each material.m pesos/sq. the gathered data were re-estimated using a different type of slab. the researcher then drew conclusions from the difference in cost between the two types of slab. Drawing Conclusion from the Findings From the validated data. .m . RATES DESCRIPTION rebars concrete formworks/scaffol dings steel deck MATERIAL COST 33 4200 400 UNIT pesos/kl. in which it helps the researcher in interpreting and analyzing the data by computing the cost estimation in each of the slab types.m . 450 pesos/sq.m LABOR COST 10 350 200 75 UNIT pesos/kl. The data were successfully analyzed and solved. RCC Slab. Interpreting and analysing the data After the successful turn out of the data being gathered by the researchers. pesos/cu. The first column indicates the materials that are going to be used. Research Tool The table below is the classification of the material pricing.5. 6. pesos/cu. the RCC and Composite Slab. The third and last column indicates the price that corresponds the unit.m pesos/sq.